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Rebound Reviews

July 9, 2005
Read More | Original Score: D
July 6, 2005
Lawrence coasts on star power, genially sending up his bad-boy persona.
July 5, 2005
... a dumb, cookie-cutter sports movie that knows nothing about sports and even less about comedy.
July 1, 2005
A lazy, by-the-numbers vehicle.
July 1, 2005
With the bounceless Rebound, Martin Lawrence has managed the feat of transforming from razor-tongue Bad Boys comic into a cuddly Bill Cosby clone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 1, 2005
This is a stupid movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 1, 2005
Goes along pleasantly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 1, 2005
Rebound is almost the same movie as Coach Carter, played for Bad News Bears/ Mighty Ducks/Big Green/ Kicking and Screaming laughs.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 1, 2005
You don't want to think too much about a movie like this. But neither do you necessarily want to support it.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 1, 2005
Short on laughs, if supremely inoffensive, this sleepy nonentity of a movie finds Mr. Lawrence in his huggable teddy bear mode.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 1, 2005
Rebound starts off bad, then tapers off.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
July 1, 2005
This movie feels like it was the product of some court-ordered community service.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
July 1, 2005
Hollywood wants to know why audiences aren't rushing to the theaters these days. Rebound is a perfect example of why people stay home.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 1, 2005
Rebound's reiteration of the Mighty Ducks paradigm of kiddie sports movies often feels tediously academic as it scrambles to touch all the generic bases.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 1, 2005
So paint by numbers it should probably come with a free brush, the movie offers no surprises.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 1, 2005
The thing with Rebound is: If you've seen the poster, if you've seen the trailer, if you've seen the commercial, you've seen the movie.
Read More | Original Score: C
July 1, 2005
It might as well be called refried, repeat, reworked, redone, redux, remade, regurgitated and however many other 're' terms you can come up with to describe a movie that can't be bothered to search for a single new idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 1, 2005
A reasonably fun family comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 1, 2005
Painless but dull throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 1, 2005
Despite the lack of originality, the movie is affable enough, thanks to some canny casting.
June 30, 2005
Rebound doesn't break new ground in the kids-reform- the-big- bad-guy formula. But it does offer a fun if familiar ride, thanks to Mr. Lawrence's deadpan comedic talents and some cute misfit kids.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 30, 2005
Bad News Bears is due out next month, and one wonders what's more derivative: a remake of an old movie or a brand-new movie that merely rehashes the same old story with different faces?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 30, 2005
There's nothing terribly wrong with Rebound, nor is there anything worth watching if you've seen The Bad News Bears and its various incarnations.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 30, 2005
I remember that I actually did laugh, once. I just can't remember what I laughed at.
June 30, 2005
Rebound scores a few chuckles while following a familiar game plan.
June 30, 2005
Not a single plot turn will come as a surprise. But the film does an admirable job of imparting a positive message without being preachy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 30, 2005
Predictable yet passably entertaining.
June 30, 2005
A misbegotten mix of crude jokes, ludicrous fantasies and bland sentimentality.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
June 30, 2005
I should be 6 years old right now. That way, I could enjoy Rebound without thinking about all the better movies made from its concept.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 30, 2005
Rebound is a sports comedy so by-the-numbers that you don't really have to watch it -- you can just check in on it every once in a while between trips to the concession stand and the bathroom.
June 30, 2005
I can't recommend the movie, except to younger viewers, but I don't dislike it. It's Coach Carter Lite, and it does what it does.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 30, 2005
If you're a Martin Lawrence groupie, Rebound fulfills your appetite for all Martin all the time. But if you're seeking laughs with a story that moves, well, this is no Coach Carter.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 29, 2005
The whole thing feels like a half-day of community service, which Lawrence walks through good-naturedly.
Full Review | Original Score: C+